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#1 Graham_Specter

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 06:09 PM

Hey gang,

Well - after completing a whirlwind tour of my Personal Story, all the way through Temple of the Forgotten God, I acquired a very nice Greatsword skin, all ornate with crosses on the hilt and a very cool looking blade. Yup, it's a non-exotic variant of the Kymswarden, because who needs exotics when you can just transmute!

However, I've been in a bit of a pickle when it comes to Mesmer one handers and foci. All of the one handed swords I've seen just look too big and bulky for the nimble, fencing like swordplay that the Mesmer seems to embody. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas for one handed sword skins that could serve the purpose of "rapier-like" blades? So far, I'm looking at the Krytan sword, for its unique hilt design and thin blade. I understand the Gladius/Hope of Humanity (Or whatever) also has a similar blade, but it just doesn't seem to fit for whatever reason.

As for Foci... Has anyone tried the Wintersday "bell" focus skin? That's the one I'm thinking of using, because for some reason it just seems very Mesmer-y. The music that the bell creates being used to screw with the enemy's hearing, and so forth. That's assuming the bell focus actually makes music. Ah well.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 06:19 PM

Did you join the Order of Whispers? The Whisperer Sword is very thin and katana-like, it's probably the lightest-looking sword in the game. As for foci, there are so many damn unique foci you won't have a hard time finding one you like. I recommend checking out the focus called Courage, it's a fancy looking bottle of wine. Very classy and Mesmer-y.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 07:12 PM

I use the warden blade skin on my mesmer's sword :P is pretty :x

#4 TGIFrisbie

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 07:17 PM

To bad mesmers don't have access to musical instrument skins like a Flute, Tambourine or Hand Drum.  Would give a very bard like image.

Right now unless I can find better, also still levelling my mesmer, I plan to use the Toy Sword and Bell foci.  I like the Bell quite a bit.  Also have princess wand in the event I ever actually use a scepter...

#5 Graham_Specter

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 07:34 PM

View PostNuclearDonut, on 22 December 2012 - 06:19 PM, said:

Did you join the Order of Whispers? The Whisperer Sword is very thin and katana-like, it's probably the lightest-looking sword in the game. As for foci, there are so many damn unique foci you won't have a hard time finding one you like. I recommend checking out the focus called Courage, it's a fancy looking bottle of wine. Very classy and Mesmer-y.

Priory, unfortunately, =O. I joined Whispers on my old Ranger - and I sort of wanted to see what Sieran was like.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 08:01 PM

The Anomaly is an epic focus, it's basically a purple light in your hand. Purple compliments the mesmer theme very well.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 11:59 PM

View PostSpelignErrir, on 22 December 2012 - 08:01 PM, said:

The Anomaly is an epic focus, it's basically a purple light in your hand. Purple compliments the mesmer theme very well.

Is there a cheaper way to get that skin? It's on the TP right now for... 189 gold.

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 12:13 AM

View PostGraham_Specter, on 22 December 2012 - 11:59 PM, said:

Is there a cheaper way to get that skin? It's on the TP right now for... 189 gold.

Unfortunately, no...I believe just one of the materials is 250 ectos O_O

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 12:30 AM

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#10 Graham_Specter

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 01:05 AM

View PostEnektric, on 23 December 2012 - 12:30 AM, said:

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Heh. Maybe I should rename this thread to "affordable" skins?

The Anomaly looks awesome though - shame I'll probably never get it.

Also, I do tend to fancy more... realistic, yet ornate blades - so to speak.

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 01:58 AM

Can you get an Anomaly like item in a different color?

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 04:25 AM

Well you actually can get a flute. The precursor to the Minstrel is a flute. And it's super cheap, because the Minstrel sucks and no one wants to make it. As for sword, the toy sword or wooden sword could actually look pretty cool on a Mesmer, combined with the flute you could look like a Bard.

#13 Graham_Specter

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 04:32 AM

View PostNuclearDonut, on 23 December 2012 - 04:25 AM, said:

Well you actually can get a flute. The precursor to the Minstrel is a flute. And it's super cheap, because the Minstrel sucks and no one wants to make it. As for sword, the toy sword or wooden sword could actually look pretty cool on a Mesmer, combined with the flute you could look like a Bard.

Huh. That's a bit less insane, and once I have all of my exotics and stuff it'll be something to work toward. Maybe I could just use a bell skin until then?

Also, yeah. The wooden sword doesn't look too bad, really. It'd be kinda cool to play as a character who fights with a non-lethal (typically) weapon.

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 04:41 AM

View PostGraham_Specter, on 23 December 2012 - 04:32 AM, said:

Huh. That's a bit less insane, and once I have all of my exotics and stuff it'll be something to work toward. Maybe I could just use a bell skin until then?

Also, yeah. The wooden sword doesn't look too bad, really. It'd be kinda cool to play as a character who fights with a non-lethal (typically) weapon.
I know what you mean. On my Guardian, I use the mace Moonshine (a big bottle of moonshine) and the focus Courage (fancy bottle of wine.) It's pretty satisfying to kill someone in WvW with dual-wielded alcoholic beverages. :P

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 04:50 AM

View PostNuclearDonut, on 23 December 2012 - 04:41 AM, said:

I know what you mean. On my Guardian, I use the mace Moonshine (a big bottle of moonshine) and the focus Courage (fancy bottle of wine.) It's pretty satisfying to kill someone in WvW with dual-wielded alcoholic beverages. :P

Heh. I have a Guardian friend who uses Moonshine.

I do suppose I'd better ask - any tips for raising the money for The Bard? I'll have my exotics post haste, so that shouldn't be a big financial drain. Where are some good places to farm for exotics and things to sell?

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 04:52 AM

View PostGraham_Specter, on 23 December 2012 - 04:50 AM, said:

Heh. I have a Guardian friend who uses Moonshine.

I do suppose I'd better ask - any tips for raising the money for The Bard? I'll have my exotics post haste, so that shouldn't be a big financial drain. Where are some good places to farm for exotics and things to sell?

Other people may disagree with me, but Fractal of the Mists is where its at. No waypoint gold sink, no downtime, and better rewards than farming in the level 80 zones.

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 05:02 AM

View PostGraham_Specter, on 22 December 2012 - 07:34 PM, said:

Priory, unfortunately, =O. I joined Whispers on my old Ranger - and I sort of wanted to see what Sieran was like.

Buy the sword with the ranger, transmute it onto a white sword, then put that sword onto your mesmer. Problem sorted

#18 Graham_Specter

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 05:07 AM

View PostNuclearDonut, on 23 December 2012 - 04:52 AM, said:

Other people may disagree with me, but Fractal of the Mists is where its at. No waypoint gold sink, no downtime, and better rewards than farming in the level 80 zones.

I'll give it a shot, then! I'm actually running a build that got someone to a pretty high Fractal level.

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 08:24 AM

Well, just hit 80 on my Mesmer - so hurray for that!

I also managed to snag 3 gold from the sale of map completion in Straits (two Duelist exotics, so yeah).

17.5 gold to go to the Bard - which looks really nice, by the way.

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 11:12 AM

View PostNuclearDonut, on 22 December 2012 - 06:19 PM, said:

Did you join the Order of Whispers? The Whisperer Sword is very thin and katana-like, it's probably the lightest-looking sword in the game. As for foci, there are so many damn unique foci you won't have a hard time finding one you like. I recommend checking out the focus called Courage, it's a fancy looking bottle of wine. Very classy and Mesmer-y.

Second this - my glass cannon crit mesmer uses the skin of the Order of Whispers greatsword, sword, and focus.  They look awesome.

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 01:08 PM

View Postheatrr, on 23 December 2012 - 11:12 AM, said:

Second this - my glass cannon crit mesmer uses the skin of the Order of Whispers greatsword, sword, and focus.  They look awesome.

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I always take my screenshots facing away from the lighting...for more awesome....

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 07:19 PM

Look into the Ebon Vanguard sword from the Ebonhawke cultural weapon vendor as well if you like light-looking swords.

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 08:48 PM

I use the Consortium Clipper Focus Skin as my focus, just like holding a ship in a bottle.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 06:24 PM

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This is my setup-- Dark Asura Sword and Trinity Focus (storyline reward)

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:44 AM

View PostNaglifar, on 26 December 2012 - 06:24 PM, said:



This is my setup-- Dark Asura Sword and Trinity Focus (storyline reward)

:o didnt know dark asuran GS has that nice laser edge.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:18 AM

I've settled with some GW1 skins, that match really well together.

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And that trinity focus, reminds me of this.
http://wiki.guildwar...Chakram_(metal)

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 12:38 AM

I'm actually going for the Minstrel to complete my Sylvari "dryad" look.

Still looking for a pair of nice swords...

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:50 PM

About the Bard, there is the same skin on TP for 10g. It's an exotic and I remember it has the word "Pack" in its name. It's the same Wolf flute skin.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:27 PM

View PostMy Sweet Lily, on 01 January 2013 - 11:50 PM, said:

About the Bard, there is the same skin on TP for 10g. It's an exotic and I remember it has the word "Pack" in its name. It's the same Wolf flute skin.

Its called "Song of the Numberless Pack"... and does share the same skins as the Bard.

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